Saturday, 1 July 2017

The Breakup Clinic by Dr. Govind Sharma - Book Review

Breakup Clinic Novel

An engaging story which I wished would have been a little longer. 

Book Name: The Breakup Clinic

Author: Dr. Govind Sharma

Publisher: Notion Press


Is the break-up killing you? 

The scariest three words for a person in love are: It is over. 

The rejection from a loved one can be the most painful experience in life. 

Ajay, Karan and Nisha seek to end their lives as they are driven to despair by failed love relationships. After the near-fatal suicide attempts, the survivors are in the care of the Freudian Psychoanalyst Doctor Dev who works in a Break-up Clinic to accomplish his mission of providing succor to emotionally wounded persons. 

Will Doctor Dev be able to help Ajay, Karan and Nisha to come out of the emotional quagmire and move on? 

The Break-Up Clinic makes an attempt to answer the question: Why do some people suffer so much in love? 


I've read Govind Sir's second novel - State vs Amrit Kumar. I liked his style of storytelling. When he askes me to review his new book, I grew excited. I wanted to lay my hands on his book as soon as possible. I had received this book long time ago but due to some professional commitments couldn't read it. And then when I finished reading it, I didn't find time to review. This book is special and I wanted my review to be written with a cool mind. 

The Breakup Clinic - the title will make you think that this might be a self help manual which would help you move on post a breakup. The book isn't a help manual. It is a story about three people at different walks of their life who have had a breakup. It's a story of how Dr. Dev helps them move on with their lives. 

Breakup is a very sensitive topic. The ones who are single wouldn't know about the pain felt while the ones who are in relationship wouldn't want it to happen to them. Crafting a story around this topic is something that I heard for the first time. The author has introduced the characters and their story in an appreciable manner. He tells us about their past in three different ways. He has woven all these three stories together with a common thread - Dr. Dev. Every individual has a story. That is what the characters of this novel proved to me. 

The simple language and awesome narration makes this novel a wonderful read. The development of characters is fantastic. As you progress with reading, you will feel more and more attachments towards them. You will feel like they are a part of your life. You will feel their pain and the emotions in them. The characters aren't strong willed people but the manner in which they become one is worth praising. Building up your life from scratch is a courageous task. And the protagonists do it with the help of Dr. Dev. I loved the way the author has put forward the incidents of this story. They aren't any twists and turns. The story is presented in a simple yet interesting manner. The story keeps you hooked on to it until the end. 

There are many people out there who are struggling to move on with life post their breakup. I believe every city needs a breakup clinic. 

I rate: 
Cover: 3/5 
Characters: 4/5 
Story: 4/5

I rate 'The Breakup Clinic' with 4/5 stars.

Buy this engaging novel on Amazon.

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